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As 2014 comes to a close, EANGUS would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of EANGUS Minuteman Update a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 8.

Short on cash, the Army National Guard is cutting back on drilling nationwide
The Washington Post
From Sept. 10: The National Guard is short on cash, and it will cut into training this month for soldiers in the Army National Guard across the country. The National Guard Bureau determined it is about $101 million short in its Army National Guard personnel account, said a spokesman, Capt. John Fesler. The shortfall applies through the end of fiscal 2013, which ends Sept. 30. The financial strain was caused by fewer guardsmen deploying overseas, where they are paid from a different Pentagon operations account, and higher than expected attendance at training earlier this year.
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Army's top enlisted man speaks about cutting troops
The Town Talk
From Aug. 27: Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler has less than six months left on the job, but he's still pushing hard on several key soldier issues. In a wide-ranging interview with Army Times, Chandler discussed what’s new, what’s changing and what’s in the works. He even tackled some hot-button topics of late as well as the search for his successor. The ongoing drawdown affects everyone in uniform, Chandler said.
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Guard activates 1st cyber-protection team, issues new shoulder sleeve insignia
U.S. Army
From Oct. 22: The Army National Guard's first cyber-protection team received its new shoulder sleeve insignia recently at Fort Meade, during a ceremony conducted by U.S. Army Cyber Command/Second Army. Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command, cited the ceremony as a major milestone for Army cyberspace operations, Guard and Reserve forces and for the Army.
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Culver-Stockton College is a four-year, private, residential institution located in Canton, Mo. C-SC specializes in experiential and active education and is one of only two colleges in the nation to offer the 12/3 calendar, dividing the typical 15-week semester into two terms, a 12-week term and a 3-week term.

Army chief: Fiscal 2016 sequestration marks 'breaking point'
Army News Service via U.S. Department of Defense
From Sept. 24: Should sequestration resume in fiscal year 2016 as current law requires, "it will be very difficult for us to lead around the world,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said in Washington Sept. 19. Fiscal 2016 is “a breaking point," Odierno told the Defense Writers Group. "I'm not seeing peace breaking out around the world in ’16," he added. Everyone wants the United States to lead the way in resolving global conflicts and crises, the general said — not necessarily supplying the preponderance of forces, but being involved to some extent. The nagging question, he said, is "Do we want to do that or not?"
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At Pentagon, Obama urges sequestration deal
From Oct. 15: President Barack Obama used a visit to the Pentagon to renew his call for Congress to free the military from what he called "draconian" budget strictures that would return next fiscal year under sequestration. Washington must "make sure that if we're asking this much of our armed forces, that they've got the equipment and the technology that's necessary for them to be able to succeed at their mission," Obama told reporters.
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British invasion of Utah National Guard base for bikini photo shoot sparks outcry
The Washington Times
From Oct. 17: Members the Utah National Guard’s 19th Special Forces Group allegedly hosted British swimsuit models at their Draper compound. The deviation from their mission to train for paramilitary operations has been met with an investigation. The Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah National Guard are both investigating how the British "Hot Shots 2015" calendar was shot at the military installation without authorization, a Fox affiliate reported Oct. 17.
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US airstrike hits ISIS target near Baghdad, 1st in
'expanded efforts'

From Sept. 17: A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Sept. 15 marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS. The airstrike southwest of the city appears to be the closest the U.S. airstrikes have come to the capital of Iraq since the start of the campaign against ISIS, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. And U.S. Central Command said in a statement that it was the first strike as part of "expanded efforts" to help Iraqi forces on the offensive against ISIS.
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Texas National Guard backtracks on report of food bank use
Austin American-Statesman
From Sept. 3: Texas National Guard officials said recently they have no indication that any Guardsmen received assistance from the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley. According to spokeswoman Lt. Col. Joanne MacGregor, a "proactive" family assistance coordinator “contacted the Rio Grande Valley food bank to see what resources were potentially available.” The Guard said it had identified 50 service members who, because of their early August start date, weren’t going to be paid until Sept. 5.
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Army may allow soldiers to wear 2 camouflage patterns
From Oct. 15: The U.S. Army will soon replace its digital, Universal Camouflage Pattern, but soldiers may still be wearing the service's Afghanistan pattern for many years into the future. The Army's recent decision to authorize the 75th Ranger Regiment to wear MultiCam in garrison has triggered questions about the pattern's future as the service prepares to transition to its new Operational Camouflage Pattern in 2015.
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National Guard announces cancellation of motorsports sponsorships
From Aug. 13: On Aug. 6, it was announced that declining budgets for recruiting was the primary reason behind the Army National Guard cancelling the contract that funds the sponsorship for the National Guard No. 88 Car, driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and operated by Hendrick Motorsports. Once the news hit the wires, NASCAR fans took to the phones to discuss the matter on talk radio.

An EANGUS member contacted Executive Director Al Garver late last night and asked him to call into the show on Sirius Satellite Radio. He did so, and the producer put him on the air. They further captured the interview and placed it on their website. The link of the audio is below, and EANGUS members are encouraged to sound off on the matter in the blog comments section.

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